Most shelters and rescues that have websites tend to take the soft line when it comes to dog adoptions. Sure, many of them will list ‘last chance’ dogs but I don’t know of one that comes right out and says ‘if this dog is not adopted in X days, basically he’s dead. They have a counter on the top of their page that tells you how many dogs have died as you have perused the site. the site is called Dogs in Danger and it not for the weak of heart. If you don’t want to see the names and the pictures of dogs that are going to die if they are not rescued in time, stay away!

This is what they list as the top 10 reasons that dogs are dumped at shelters;

  1. Moving
  2. Landlord not allowing pet
  3. Too many animals in household
  4. Cost of pet maintenance
  5. Owner having personal problems
  6. Inadequate facilities
  7. No homes available for litter mates
  8. Having no time for pet
  9. Pet illness
  10. Biting

Now, don’t get me wrong, the site is not ugly or scary, it just doesn’t sugarcoat reality and I for one applaud them for it. I get quite a number of comments from people about how harsh this site is, with the stories of abuse and neglect and murder, and the graphic pictures. People ask me how I can do it everyday. Anyone who works with animals in needs knows… if you can make a difference, it’s worth it.

So take a few minutes and check out Dogs in Danger and then get the word out! Tell people about it.

It’s owned and operated by The Buddy Fund, a nonprofit 501c3(pending) animal welfare organization dedicated to helping dogs in need.

This is directly from their site;

About Us

WHO ARE WE

DogsInDanger.com is a nonprofit national shelter outreach program at the forefront of a grassroots movement trying to help shelters save the lives of millions of innocent dogs.

A NATIONAL TRAGEDY

We are a nation of dog lovers. Then why is it that the shelters that are expected to provide these animals with a second chance at life are instead being forced to euthanize them?

Shelters are the last line for millions of innocent dogs. The public has no idea of the magnitude of this national tragedy. The sad reality is that over four million dogs are killed each year in shelters. Why, in a country of dog lovers, are so many dogs homeless? Because their families abandon them, for reasons like job change, divorce and new baby… and most shelters don’t have the necessary programs to get the dogs the exposure they need to find new homes. Shelters find homes for many dogs, but millions are euthanized. For far too long we have been told there is no other way.

AND A REASON FOR HOPE

DogsInDanger.com believes in the power of compassion, and that Americans would do more to help and adopt shelter dogs, if only they knew how many dogs shelters were forced to euthanize. We also believe that shelters don’t really want to euthanize dogs, if they had any other option. Simply put, we have chosen a path of technology as a means of connecting these scared, abandoned shelter dogs with the loving homes they deserve. As a nonprofit organization, we seek no other gain except for the happiness we see in the face of a dog as he faithfully walks out through the shelter doors, in perfect step with his loving new family.

It may be uncomfortable for some to see lists of names and photos of dogs scheduled to be euthanized, but, the truth is uncomfortable. By making it personal, we believe more people will be compelled to help these dogs. Thus dogsindanger.com refuses to present a sanitized version of the truth. Our ultimate goal is to see a day where healthy and treatable animals are no longer killed by their most trusted friends.

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